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A space to call home

Ah, my first look around and everything seems cozy. I think this may be the perfect “writing” space for me.

Steps closer to the window… 9 more words

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He "Said." But What If He Scowled?

The word “said” seems like such an innocuous word. But when you’re writing a book, those “said” uses really start to stick out.  Now Novel talks about dialogue tags and mentions that other words for “said” can indicate… 203 more words

The Void

She had known for some time that she was not alone in the darkness. She felt their presence stirring across the chasm of emptiness in front of her, behind her. 308 more words


Flash Fiction Challenge #3

Well, I am saddened to say that I didn’t make it into the final round of the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction competition, however I am surprised that made it as far as I did. 1,458 more words

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Unforeseen Feelings

Today I encountered an emotion I didn’t quite expect. After I registered for the next semester it occurred to me (after reviewing my “requirement grid”) that I only have one class left and I will be eligible to graduate with my AA. 293 more words

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Lost and not found

My heart breaks even more with each day that passes without my Klause. Five nights ago he got out of our yard and we have seen neither hide nor hair of him since. 371 more words

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Should I, Can I, Try to Write the Great American Novel?

When I was in my early 20s, I started to tell people that I wanted to be a novelist. Many would respond with something like, “Oh, writing the Great American novel?” Yes, I’d say, naively. 363 more words